Ginger-Pear Preserves

Ginger-Pear Preserves Recipe
A jar of these preserves is nice for neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Package this with a pretty spreader. Serve on English muffins, crackers, or as a condiment for baked ham.

Yield:

4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 51
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 13.1 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 2 mg

Ingredients

6 cups cubed ripe Bosc or Bartlett pear (about 1 3/4 pounds)
3/4 cup chopped seeded lemon (1 large)
1/4 cup pear-flavored liqueur
1 to 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir in sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 12 hours (do not refrigerate).

Bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Place 1 cup preserves into each of 4 sterilized (8-ounce) jars. Cover with lids, and cool upside down on a wire rack. Chill.

Note: Preserves will keep in the refrigerator for up to six weeks.

Judith Choate,

Cooking Light

November 2005
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